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McKinsey & Company
Junior Research Analyst was asked...21 July 2020

Why did you apply to mckinsey?

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arrogant and disrespectful. Soon they follow bs. They think they are NASA.

they only hire the "Best" aahahhaha, SEE alitalia, swiss air and their advise to wirecard to buy DB. Less

how would you sell purdue opioid?

Reval Analytics

Relation of cement sector companies profitability with the fall of INR.

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Import of coal ...fuel...cost more.

depends on exim policy as well

McKinsey & Company

How many tea shops you think are there in Chennai?

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Maybe 700 tea shops.. Not exactly something like that....

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McKinsey & Company

Why do you want work for Mcinsey ?

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they only hire the "Best" aahahhaha, SEE alitalia, swiss air and their advise to wirecard to buy DB. Less

how would you sell purdue opioid?

McKinsey & Company

Why Mckinsey

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One of the best companies with reputable track record companies

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Excelra Knowledge Solutions

Questions relating to kinetics and Drug concentration

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I didnt answer, as it has negative marking

1.Drug concentration is the amount of the drug present in the given volume of plasma which is measured per microgrm/ml. 2.Drug kinetics are pharmaco kinetics and pharmaco dynamics Pharmaco kinetics-it is the explained as " what drug does to the body." Pharmaco dynamics- it is explained as" what body does to the drug." Less

ValuePenguin

I had to do a write up (case study) comparing two things, weighing pros/cons, essentially a cost/benefit analysis.

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It was pretty simple and straightforward, but definitely time consuming because it required fairly thorough research. As mentioned elsewhere, it's definitely asking a lot up front, given that there has been no formal contact heretofore. The icing on the cake is learning that another candidate was selected less than 24 hours after I submitted my "case study." Huge waste of time in my opinion. Less

Given that the organization is privately held by two publicly traded companies,how you would approach the analysis of parent company financial reports.

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The question is geared to test understanding of business relationships, conflicts of interest and research methodologies (and use of disclaimers). Think about showing your understanding of research steps but always being mindful or perceived conflicts if ratios aren't flattering. Less

Glass Lewis & Co

What are some research areas that you think can be improved?

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This is something they believe a temp should have thought about in the course of their work during the season, so be thoughtful and creative. Less

McKinsey Knowledge Center

How should a company react in the wake of recession? What should be the plan of action?

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I responded with how recesssion is a part of an economy cycle like boom and hence companies must prepare for it in advance. During recession, the key words should be optimization of resources, both financial and human. Less

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